Monday, June 30, 2014

Being at work, trying to keep alert and staying motivated can be a challenge sometimes when you are feeling pressured, weary or maybe just the fact that it's a monday morning! Here are some things I do to keep myself mostly motivated & to keep on track with deadlines and important tasks.

1. You'd want a workspace that is relatively clean. Being a designer, this can be tough (who can relate here?) with butter paper all over the place and pens/markers even disappearing. What you want to make sure do is clean up at the end of the day, so a fresh clean desk can greet you in the morning.

2. An inspiration board. - fill it with inspiring quotes, inspiring images from pinterest, even photographs of your recent trip... go to town with this. Splurge out your brain onto that board!

3. A Planner - This is a MUST for me, because I can't keep track of all my meetings, tasks and reminders so a planner goes everywhere with me. (Along with a multitude of post-it notes!) My planner doubles as a notebook where I can jot down quick ideas/inspirations. Check this out.

4. A Sketchpad/Butterpaper! - self explanatory really; for that sudden jolt of ideas or to sketch out plans/conceptual ideas and everything else that goes on in that brain.

5. Stretch! Have a little break, browse design blogs & pinterest for ideas, inspirations. I think this is an important one, because being in front of the computer for hours on end consentrating on creating beautiful 3D work just leaves me frustrated! - Walk around, fill up your water bottle, go to the bathroom. Move. Get some fresh air & sunshine!

6. Enjoy. One important aspect of being a designer is to have fun with what you do. Be passionate, be communicative and test out ideas. It's perfectly okay to have bad days, where you feel like you are the worst designer on this planet but keep your chin up, those days will pass by and before you know it, you're churning out amazing designs.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rifle Paper Co has recently released a number of lovely wallpapers. I have loved Rifle Paper Co ever since I purchased their iPhone case so of course I would love their modern-vintage patterns depicting florals, animals and even city icons. My favourites:

 

1. Pineapple Blue

2. Peonies Pale Blue

3. Queen Anne Robin's Egg

4. Safari Taupe

 

 

See more of their collection here

 

Get them in Indonesia here

Monday, April 28, 2014

Swimming Pool - Leandro Erlich

 

Leandro Erlich is known for pushing the boundaries of what is real and what is etherial. His dream-like approaches to art question our perceptions and understanding of what we take for granted. Erlich conceived this installation in 1999, and have since then played with the minds of thousands of visitors. This piece allows visitors to stand within a fully built swimming pool with all their clothes on, looking up at other (confused) visitors looking down. From below, it looks like the whole world before them is under water. Through the use of a thin glass and running water on top of it, Erlich has created an experience that spark imaginations and curiosity.

 

Today this installation is a part of the permanent collection at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Images from here

 

 

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

1 This timeless humming bird watch by Olivia Burton

2 Classy hand-made Lace Pendants

3 This amazing skeletal-esque pattern 

4 Lovely Reminder of what life should be

5 This amazing graphic work for a DIY Terarrium

6 Marble Wallpaper.. yes please

7 These amazing layers of crepes made into cake by La Reia Cakerie

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Hi! I'm Jess - Interior Designer from Sydney, now living & working in the busy city of Jakarta. I am a stationery lover, candle junkie, tech geek at heart and founder & creative director of SPACE317. This blog houses all my inspirations, updates and finds.

 

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